I am a water girl at heart. I grew up in the pool, swimming before I could walk. Flash forward to college when my love for water grew into an obsession with the ocean and spending every spare moment at the beach surfing… I now live in Malibu, designing swimwear, and teaching surf lessons on the weekends, rarely brushing my hair & usually wearing minimal makeup. But I also love to travel and go out to nice restaurants and clubs, and dress up for my boyfriend and make-up helps me do that. It gives me the ability to transform myself from the surfer girl next door into the sexy, confident young woman I aspire to be.
I love that something as simple as makeup allows me to do this and gives me the ability to create endless possibilities of how I am going to look and feel on any given day. It’s an affordable joy & luxury that every girl should treat herself to. And as Catherine Hickland, the amazingly gorgeous actress, author, hypnotist, and founder of Cat Cosmetics, said to me the other day. “I feel bad for men because when they wake up that’s as good as they are going to look and feel all day. But we woman have the ability to paint the day any way we want.” So cheers to endless possibilities and my beautiful Endless Summer Collection from Cat Cosmetics. Cat and I have handpicked these amazing products just for you, so whether you are at the beach in your flip-flops & a sun hat, or at a fancy dinner party decked to the nines, you can feel confident and sexy knowing you look fabulous!
My mom once told me what makes a woman beautiful is her attitude towards the world,
so let’s paint yours with an Endless Summer glow…
Below are my favorite Cat Cosmetics products that I personally use and love! And now through Dec. 10th use offer code EndlessSummer20 to SAVE 20% on my entire Endless Summer Collection! Just click on the photos for more info on each product or shop the entire collection at www.catcosmetics.com/endlesssummer! Happy Shopping! xo, Vanessa
1. Catalicous Baked Swirl Bronzer – Perfect for that everyday bronzed healthy glow! Because “everything is better with bronzer” I personally use this every single day!
2. Venus De My Glow – Get that rep carpet ready “Oscar Glow” with this amazing bronzer that makes your face glisten with the perfect amount of sparkle! BELIEVE me this is a must, must have!
3. Two Hot Bronzer & Blush Duo – This compact that has a mirror and a perfect bronzer & blush combo. A must have for any girl on the go! The colors are sheer perfection together. LOVE this product!
4. Orgazzle Blush – I think the name pretty much says it all. I don’t know about you but I want to experience a good Orgazzle every day, especially for only $15!
5. Chisel Blush & Sculpting Brush – A great everyday brush for perfectly applying my favorite bronzers/blush listed above!
6. Luxury Kabuka Brush – Cat describes it as the “Rolls Royce” of brushes. I describe it as the best blush brush on the planet! Not only is it soft and fantastic, it’s also small enough to fit in my everyday makeup bag I keep in my purse & comes in a cute case, making it a luxury I for sure can’t live without!
7. Open Sesameow – I travel A LOT & before I had this brush set I would constantly forget makeup brushes I needed. But now thanks to this amazing compact that “mechanically sprouts 9 brushes at your fingertips” I am able to throw this kit in my bag and go, no longer having to worry about forgetting my favorite makeup brushes. What a magical must have product! And it’s a steal for all 9 brushes and the case for just $49!
8. Skin Double Flawless Foundation Compacts – This lightweight cream foundation mimics the look of skin, without appearing fake or heavy & covers imperfections in seconds, creating a flawless face. I’m always in a hurry so I love how quick and easy this product works and how great the coverage is!
9. Wonder Puff – Made of hypoallergenic foam this product is amazing as it is perfect for applying powders & foundations, is machine washable & it’s leopard print which is so cute! You can also use it to wash your face with your fave cleanser! Perfect stocking stuffer!
10. Hello Gorgeous Smoky Eye Kit – Inspired by the mountains of Sedona Arizona this eye shadow/eye liner kit rocks my world day & night!
11. Smoky Eye Brush – Cat loves, loves loves this brush and I love, love, love it too because before I got ahold of this magic little thing I could never get the smoky eye look right. But this brush makes it easy to pull off, and fast too!
12. Graphite Eye Shadow – This beautiful smokey dark blue gun metal shadow is perfect for creating a dramatic smoky eye & works well on all skin types, especially on medium to tan & darker skin tones. I always feel sexy & strong when I wear this shadow!
13. Peace Eye Shadow – All Cat Cosmetics shadows are made with intense pigments & quality ingredients “which can last through World War III,” so you can be at peace knowing this fab shadow will look good & stay put!
14. Smolder Eye Smoky Stick – This product is so amazing I keep it with me at all times. It creates a smoky eye look in seconds, or you can use it to even out liquid liner, or as cream shadow or bronzer in a pinch. Every girl needs this smolder stick! It’s simply the best!
15. Intense Lash Mascara – If you want a mascara that curls, lengthens, and makes your lashes look young and luxurious, this is the one! I have the worst eye lashes on the planet. They are light brown and sparse and unacceptable without mascara so I was so excited when I tried this one and it actually worked! I have been so let down by so many mascaras but this one is a winner!
16. Thunderstruck Lip & Eye Pencil – I use this product every single day (that I wear makeup). The eye pencil is fantastic and really stays put and I love the lip pencil side for adding color under any lip gloss. As Cat reminds us your eyes & lips are the focal features of your face so this two in one product has you covered where it counts!
17. Rich Lip Gloss – This is Cat’s favorite gloss & now one of mine too! It’s the perfect combo of pink + coral + gold + frost and is great over any lipstick, liner or alone. This was my very first Cat Cosmetics product & it quickly won me over as a die hard fan of the line!
18. Cat & Mouse Lip Gloss – This opaque lip gloss combo wears like lipstick but has a silky smooth, glossy texture & is loaded with Vitamin A, D & E to help keep your lips healthy & smooth! This gloss set comes in a cute little black compact & I am in love with this color combo! No wonder it’s a BEST SELLER!
19. Heal Thy Lips Gloss in Flirt – Not only is this the most moisturizing lip gloss I have ever used, it’s also my favorite color! I love the peach glow it gives my lips, and my boyfriend seems to really like how soft my lips are when I use it, along with the fact that it’s not too thick & gooey. So do your lips (and your man) a favor and don’t go another day without it!
20. Heal Thy Lips in Sass – Your lips will love you if you wear this gloss, designed especially for chapped & dry lips! This color rocks too!
21. Heal Thy Lips in Baby – This color is the perfect combo of plum with a bit of sparkle so it gives your lips a subtle color while working its moisturizing magic!
22. Heal Thy Lips in Petal – This is the perfect gloss for girls who are naturalists! You can wear it day and night & your lips will be soft. Plus its a perfect pale pink that looks good on anyone but especially on blondes, so of course this was a must have for me! =)
23. Cream Highlighter in Flirty – This product is brand new & gorgeous anywhere you apply it; as a blush, as a highlighter, or down the bridge of your nose. Mix it with your foundation and your face will glow! I had never tried a cream like this before and wow was I missing out. Flirty cream is a major must!
24. Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover Pads – Removes eye makeup gently in seconds without any irritation. Perfect for every girl on the go! I can’t live without these!!
25. Elastin Collagen Cream – I love the ocean but the ocean doesn’t always love me back, especially when it comes to my face. So if you’re like me & don’t want skin that looks like old leather, this cream is a must have. There is nothing better. Not even the $300.00 creams work better than this miracle mix!
26. Honey Lust Lip Rouge Lipstick – And last but certainly not least, complete any look with the JLo perfect nude glow. And yes I am a “nudist” =) so I am a very big fan of this lipstick! I know you’ll love this and all the other products from my lust worthy Endless Summer Collection so be sure to use code EndlessSummer20 now through Dec 10th & pamper yourself with some kitty Cat makeup magic! xo, V
Performance Wrist Cuff – Cat saw me eyeing this gorgeous cuff on her arm & instantly took it off & handed it to me. I first refused but after seeing it on I knew I was going to have too hard of a time giving it back. I don’t wear jewelry very often but I instantly fell in love with this cuff. It stretches and fits your wrist perfectly and it really does look great with almost anything and it gives off a strong & sexy vibe, or maybe that’s just me when I wear it?! LOL Well either way this piece is exquisite and I think it makes a perfect gift, especially at 20% Off!! Who doesn’t want some holiday bling?!